COVENT-Tester: A low-cost, open source ventilator tester

Tomy Abuzairi, Ahli Irfan, Basari

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Abstract

COVENT-Tester (COVID-19 VENTilator Tester) is a low-cost and open source ventilator tester developed to calibrate the output of medical ventilators, including tidal volume, inspiratory pressure, and oxygen concentration. Currently, there are several open-source ventilator testers, however, existing open-source ventilator testers are unable to measure oxygen concentration. Conversely, commercial ventilator testers with the capacity to measure tidal volume, inspiratory pressure, and oxygen concentration, are very costly. The COVENT-Tester was therefore designed to be low-cost, by using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components, to assist the open source community for rapidly manufactured pandemic ventilators. In addition, the COVENT-Tester measurement's validation results show the tester has good accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00196
JournalHardwareX
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • 3-D print
  • COTS
  • COVID-19
  • Low-cost
  • Medical hardware
  • Open source
  • Pandemic
  • Ventilator tester

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